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Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
YANEZ M, RICARDO et al. Malignant mandibular ameloblastoma with hepatic and lung metastases: a case report. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2009, vol.61, n.5, pp.458-462. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262009000500011.
Ameloblastoma is a benign rare tumor, originated in the odontogenic epithelium, is locally invasive and with high tendency to local recurrence, a variety less common is the malignant or metastasizing ameloblastoma, where more frequent sites of deployment are the lung and cervical lymph nodes, being much less frequent sites the liver and skull among others. The surgical treatment is mainly the aggressive surgery of the primary tumor and metastases. We present a case of a patient with malignant mandibular ameloblastoma with metastases in liver and lung, which was subjected to a subtotal mandibulectomy, local radiotherapy and lung and liver metastasectomy in a second time, with late recurrence of the lesion.
Palabras clave : Ameloblastoma; metastases; hepatectomy.